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Blogger Libel Insurance

Citizen Media Law Project: New Insurance Program for Bloggers Offered by the Media Bloggers Association. The new insurance, which is currently available only to members of the Media Bloggers Association (MBA), provides coverage for defamation, invasion of privacy, and copyright infringement claims. Premiums start at $450 per year for $100,000/$300,000 in coverage ($100,000 per claim and $300,000 aggregate per year) and go up from there depending on how much revenue your blog or site generates and the type of content.

This is a big deal, and kudos to MBA’s Robert Cox for his work in getting this going.

Bloggers are not immune from the law, and they need to understand this clearly. Insurance is a pain, but it’s not a frivolous expense.

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